Principal - St. Therese Catholic School (K-8th)

Administers and provides student instruction in a Catholic School setting, conducts other programs and services provided at the school and relates to parents, parish and general public.

Administers the overall program in a K-8th grade school with a student population over 560 pupils. Supervises teaching, administrative and support staff and oversees a range of programs and services. Requires Master’s Degree, state certification and previous experience and pastor's letter of reference. 



Essential Functions 

  • Nurture the faith development of faculty and staff through opportunities for doctrinal, liturgical, and spiritual growth.
  • Ensure quality Catholic religious instruction of students at all levels especially through the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • Promotes Catholic community with parents, students, faculty and staff through a witness of prayer, sacrifice, sacramental unity and fellowship.
  • Know the mission, history, and purpose of Catholic Education in the Church, especially the history of Catholic Education in the United States.
  • Implement the State of Missouri academic standards and the Diocese benchmarks for the teaching of religion. 
  • Evaluate the general effectiveness of the learning program of the school.
  • Maintain a continuous plan of assessment/evaluation of the instructional program and the religious, academic, social, physical, and emotional growth of the students. 
  • Recruit, interview, select, and provide an orientation for school staff.  Evaluate staff on an on-going basis throughout the year.
  • Prepare the annual budget with the CSO and school advisory board.
  • Plan and manage the school’s financial resources toward development and monitoring an annual budget.
  • Apply long-range planning strategies in developing plans for the school.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Make timely, well-reasoned decisions; intelligently analyze issues and balance fact-based analysis with intuition, information and experience.
  • Understand the connection between Diocese goals and strategies and turn those into actionable plans and goals.
  • Earn others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Use strong verbal and written communication skills to build effective relationships, exchange information clearly and concisely and to deliver new concepts, opinions and ideas in a professional manner.
  • View service to internally or externally as a priority to continuously strive to meet and exceed needs, requests and expectations.
  • Promote a sense of collaboration and teamwork; share information and learning; keep others informed to help promote Diocesan strategy and goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education.
  • Practicing Catholic with ethical standards, personal integrity, and conduct consistent with the morals and teachings of the Catholic Church; includes faithful obedience to the Magisterium. 
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in Catholic school.
  • State certification/license in administration.

The Diocese offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental and vision plans, STD/LTD fully paid by the employer, retirement plans including a 403b plan and a defined benefit pension plan. Paid time off includes generous paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leaves.


Note: All Diocesan employees are required to consent to a background check, and sign and acknowledge the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Code of Conduct prior to hire. Completion of Protecting God’s Children training is required within 30 days of hire.